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Former Dhuri MLA Gobind Singh Longowal elected SGPC presidentAmritsar, November 29

Amritsar, November 29 : Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) General House on Wednesday elected former SAD MLA from Dhuri Gobind Singh Longowal its president during its annual general house meeting. Longowal — a former chairman of Sangrur district planning board — got 154 of 169 votes, beating his rival Amrik Singh Shahpur of Dera Baba Nanak. Bibi Jagir Kaur had proposed Longowal name for the position.
However, Shahpur later was included in the 11-member executive body after some members of the body insisted. SGPC, which had already announced its 11-member executive body, had to remove one member —Jarnail Singh Kartarpur — from its list.Longowal won from Dhuri assembly seat in by elections held in 2015, beating Congress and Sanjha Morcha candidate Simar Partap Singh, grandson of former chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala.
SGPC also elected Gurbachan Singh Karmowala its general secretary, while Raghujit Singh and Harpal Singh were elected its senior vice-president and junior vice-president.

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